Big Tree African Herbal Medicine Sutherlandia
- Organically grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
- Pesticide residue free
- Free of corn, yeast, wheat, soy, salt, sugar and dairy products
- Formulated without preservatives, artificial colours or flavours.
- Suitable for vegans.
Ingredients per Capsule: 350mg Sutherlandia frutescens
- Vegetable cellulose capsule
- Silicon dioxide
- Magnesium Stearate
Suggested Use: 1 capsule twice daily
Do not use during pregnancy or while breast feeding.
HISTORY AND TRADITIONAL USE
Sutherlandia frutescens is regarded as one of the most profound and multi-purpose of the medicinal plants in Southern Africa. It has enjoyed a long history of use as a safe and efficacious remedy for diverse health conditions by all cultures in the region. It has long been used as a supportive treatment in Cancer, hence one of its common names – Cancer Bush or Kankerbos. In Tswana it is called Phetola which means “it changes”, indicating that the plant changes the course of many illnesses towards a favorable outcome. The North-Sotho name of Lerumo-Lamadi means “the spear for the blood” indicating Sutherlandia’s function as a blood purifier.
Sutherlandia powerfully assists the body to mobilise its own resources to deal with diverse physical and mental stresses, and research indicates that it functions as an adaptogen, as well as an immune stimulant (with similar properties and biochemistry to that of the well known Chinese herb Astragalus membranaceus).
Sutherlandia has traditionally been used for enhancing well-being, immune support, longevity, stress, depression and anxiety, wasting from cancer, TB, and AIDS (it functions as an appetite stimulant in wasted patients, but not in healthy people), influenza, chronic fatigue syndrome, viral hepatitis, asthma and bronchitis, type 2 diabetes, mild to moderate hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, peptic ulcer, gastritis, reflux oesophagitis, hot flushes and irritability in menopause, and herpes. Studies also indicate significant antioxidant activity.